HEC-RAS 5.0 Training in Auckland

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Following the success of our inaugural HEC-RAS 5.0 course in Australia, we were pleased to have The RAS Solution and Breaking the HEC-RAS Code author Chris Goodell return to the southern hemisphere to teach a sold-out dam breach analysis course in Auckland in 2016. We held additional 2D flood modelling courses in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Manukau, and Raglan in early 2017, and we plan to hold an additional course in Auckland subject to interest levels.

Following is a description of our standard 2D flood modelling course:

HEC-RAS 5.0 Course Outline


DAY 1: 

8:30 am – 9:00 am Introductions
9:00 am – 9:15 am Animation demonstration
9:15 am – 9:45 am Lecture: 1D vs 2D Theory
9:45 am – 10:15 am Lecture: RAS Mapper and GIS interfacing
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning Tea
10:30 am – 11:30 am Workshop: Importing terrain files
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lecture: Computational mesh generation
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Workshop: Creating 2D areas
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Lecture: Hydrologic boundary conditions
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Lecture: Time step selection
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon tea
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop: Entering unsteady flow data
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Lecture: Computational options

DAY 2: 

8:30 am – 9:00 am Lecture: Adding internal structures
9:00 am – 10:00 am Workshop: Running a model with structures
10:00 am – 10:30 am Lecture: Breaching dams and lateral weirs
10:30am – 10:45 am Morning tea
10:45 am – 11:45 am Workshop: Running a dam breach model
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Lecture: Viewing and exporting in RAS Mapper
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lecture: Troubleshooting steps
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop: Troubleshooting models
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Lecture: Model Calibration
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Afternoon tea
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Lecture: Benchmarking HEC-RAS vs. other models
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop: Building your own model from scratch

Participants will be able to build, run, and animate two-dimensional flood models from scratch by the end of the course. In light of the recent Kaikoura Earthquake, we have added an exciting case study in which you have one hour, working as a team from scratch, to use HEC-RAS to decide whether or not to send the order to evacuate downstream population centres after an earthquake-induced landslide dam blocks an upstream valley.

Pricing:

The standard price for our 2-day course is just $800. Registration discounts are available for members of selected professional organisations, including ANCOLD, NZSOLD, EA, and IPENZ. Please enquire for coupon codes to apply at checkout.


Certification of continuing professional development hours will be provided to all course attendees.

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2017 Training Dates

Register now for 2017 1D/2D flood modelling courses. Get a head start on a HEC-RAS 5.0 course by downloading our Introductory Workshop document. Who attends our courses?  What are they saying?

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